Quilt Square Girls
When Renee and Syndi Brooks painted their first barn quilt, called "Log Cabin Star," it drew enthusiasm and interest from their friends and neighbors in Ashe County. Thus Quilt Square Girls was born, and since their first barn quilt the two women have created about 600 more. (Renee and Syndi credit the Ashe County Arts Council and its Barn Quilt Project for inspiration and help along the way. For more about that arts project, including a map of barn quilt loop trails, visit ashecountyarts.org/BarnQuilt.htm). Quilt Square Girls' custom squares are painted on plywood treated for exterior use. Prices vary based on complexity of pattern and size — a basic 2-by-2-foot starts at $65. Quilt Square Girls is based in Jefferson and ships squares to places across the United States. Follow them on Facebook and contact them through their phone or website below.